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Village bites into snake business
A step into the homes of any of the farming families here brings visitors eye-to-eye with thousands of some of the world’s most feared creatures — snakes, many of them poisonous.
This is incorrect. Snakes are venomous, NOT poisonous.
Poisons are substances that are toxic if swallowed or inhaled. Venoms are generally not toxic if swallowed, and must be injected under the skin (by snakes, spiders, etc.) into the tissues normally protected by skin in order to be toxic.
I know it seems a fine point but it is an important distinction, in science major differences are often shown only by word choice. I’m sure that Reuters with its long history and reputation for accuracy will appreciate the distinction.
Brady Bunch mom got crabs in affair with NY mayor
Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career politician John Lindsay, who was the mayor of New York City at the time.
Henderson, now 77, recounts in her upcoming memoir that she was cheating on her husband during the 1960s, and gave in to her better judgment when her married and unattractive friend put the moves on her over drinks at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Hi. I subscribe to your ‘daily newsmail’.
If you don’t change the section heading DEAL’S TODAY to DEALS TODAY, I shall be forced to unsubscribe.
The unnecessary apostrophe was part of our template, unfortunately.
We’ve fixed it now, although unsubscribing over a typo seems kind of extreme: GBU Editor
Thousands in Portland take to bikes for naked ride
PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – It was a typical early summer evening in Portland: cloudy skies threatening rain, temperatures in the mid-60s, and thousands of naked bicyclists gathered near the city’s waterfront for a clothing-free night ride.
North Korea hacker threat grows as cyber unit grows: defector
Lockheed’s cyber cops sift through hacker evidence
Hackers hit Sony sites raising more security issues
Sony defends response time to hacker breach
The whole notion that a “hacker” is a bad person was created by your very own news industry and not by anyone else, so could you please rectify this?
Air France crash sparks pilot mystery
It promised a fuller interim report which could say more about the causes of the crash in July.
Sheriff officers search house-to-house as they look for survivors or those who may of been killed after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. At least 89 people have died in a monster tornado that left a path of destruction nearly a mile wide through the heart of of the city and directly hit the small Midwestern city’s main hospital. REUTERS
Looking at the pictures of the tornado destruction in Joplin, MO, I noticed several captions. Could you please inform your writer that “have” is a verb but “of” is not. “Of” is a preposition in case they no longer teach that in journalism school.
Treasuries seen underperforming Bunds if oil falls more
“We expect the yield of short maturities to rise in line with the anticipated rate hikes, meaning that the 2-year Bund yield will increase to about 2.50 percent by the end of the year,” UniCredit rate strategists said in a note.
“Consequently we see Bund yields rising only to about 3.65 percent until year-end.”
Microsoft to buy Skype for pricey $8.5 bln
NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp plans to buy Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion in its biggest-ever acquisition, placing a rich bet on mobile and the Internet to try to best rivals such as Google Inc.
On the homepage, the story headlined “Microsoft to buy Skype” seems to have a blaring typo:
Pastor regrets posting baby pat-down photo on Twitter
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 11 (Reuters) – The Reverend Jacob Jester said on Wednesday he wishes he never would have posted a picture on Twitter of a baby being patted down by security agents at Kansas City International Airport.
Your reporter needs a lesson from his editor on the use of the past conditional tense.